Androgynous Stones.

Video above © by Agustín Ortiz Herrera; photos below © by Anders Rönnlund.

Androgynous Stones 2016

“Two billion years old androgyne is cut into two pieces. They are bound together again through a new navel string. The revolt against the gods is taken up again.”

One stone becomes two, and before they have reached further in the erosion, they still fit like two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
They are no less Stone, and they don't miss each other, but they become an image of time. The rock is two billion years old. They cracked maybe one year ago. I try to bind them together with a piano wire, as if they had a navel string to their common ancestry.
Like in the myth of the Androgyne, the circular being that had two heads, four arms and legs, and two sexes, they were divided into two: man and woman, as a punishment for their threat against the gods.

This piece was made during The Stone Project Lab, art and body project with international visual and performance artists. Haglund Skola, Uppsala county.
The Stone Project, public event, presenting installations, dance, sound art and art performances based on the lab working process with STONE. Köttinspektionen, Uppsala. UNT preview. Project video. Project catalog. Organizer: SU-EN Butoh Company/Mon no Kai and Köttinspektionen Konst.

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